For the first time Canonical has made their complete database of certified components for Ubuntu and Linux available to the public. According to the announcement:
The catalogue gives ODMs a selection of over 1300 certified components from 161 manufacturers, making it the largest list of Linux-compatible components available. It takes advantage of Canonical's position at the heart of the server and PC industry, which enables the company to get components first as it deals globally with a huge range of manufacturers.
Here is the link to the component database: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/catalog
Here is the link to the Ubuntu-certified hardware list: http://www.ubuntu.com/certification
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